Philosophy of Youth Ministry
This course is designed to give the student an overview of youth ministry within the local church and/or para-church, and includes investigation into: the Biblical/theological/sociological foundations for youth ministry, the role and relationships of the youth worker, and practical principles and strategies that include families as an integral part of an effective youth ministry. The objective is to examine a Philosophy of youth ministry that is Biblically based and effective while carefully considering ones own Philosophy of youth ministry
Intensive – Calendaring
The ability to identify priorities and organize them in a way that will communicate your desire to see youth and their families prioritize what matters most while at the same time respecting the ever increasingly business of our culture is indeed a monumental task. Come join us for this seven hour intensive where we not just learn the significant principles in planning our calendars effectively, we will actually put them together. Put this PPI in you Calendar today!
Building a Team
“If only I had MORE HELP” – Recruiting and keeping at team is perhaps the most challenging piece to an effective youth ministry puzzle. Knowing; who you need, what you need and how to find those people is almost as hard as figuring out what to do with them once you have them. Join us for this ten week online course that will feature crucial guiding principles in how to build and keep a ministry team that will increase the impact on the youth Gods has called you to minister to effectively. Additionally each student will receive five hours of one on one coaching designed to help you in your specific ministry context.
So many questions, so little time! How do I: deal with parents? Prepare a budget? Develop Small Groups? Get along with my Senior Pastor/The Board? In this ten hour online course we look at all of this and so much more as we endeavor to give you some practical instruction on the ‘everyone else’ that doesn’t get covered in the rest of the Cohort. At least we will try!! Additionally you will receive five hours of one on one coaching designed to help you in your specific ministry context.
Intensive – Preaching and Teaching
Anyone can speak to adults…the real challenge is communicating to minds that are developing/changing at a rate faster then any other time in their lives, as they live in the a world spinning out of control. In this seven hour intensive we will examine some key principles to communicating to our most significant asset, our youth. As well we will learn and implement the art of crafting a preaching calendar, series and actual talks. You shouldn’t need a sermon to convince you of the value of this PPI.
Over this ten week online class specific guidelines will be given to how to best care for the heart, develop spiritual disciplines and prioritize spiritual self- care. Additionally each student will receive five hours of one on one coaching designed to help you in your specific ministry context.